Sometimes, when we think about security, we forget about the fundamentals. While it is wise to consider a range of security measures for your home or business, such as security alarms, motion sensors and CC-TV , they don’t actually prevent criminals from entering.
However, investing in good quality locks for doors and windows will ensure that your property remains secure. An alarm can tell you that someone has broken in but isn’t better to stop them breaking in, in the first place.
There may seem to be a significant difference in cost between a good quality lock and a cheap one (say $40-$50), but that is because, one will work and the other probably won’t. Differences in lock design mean certain locks are best suited for certain door and jams. Modern houses tend to have thinner, less dense doors so require a different lock to prevent forced entry.
Money spent on quality locks for your doors and windows will stop your property being a easy target.
A qualified locksmith can not only advise on the best locks to install but on which doors (including internal) and windows they need to be.
The aim of security is to deter criminals. The more visible your security, the greater the deterrant. Having quality locks on doors and windows is the first step. Adding an alarm system and CC-TV are further steps to provide real security for your home or business.
However, any security system is only as strong as it’s weakest link, all too often it is the quality of the locks meant to keep people out.